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The United Nations is initiating fresh efforts for peace in Yemen with the UN Special Envoy on Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, conducting intensive consultations to put the political process back on track for the country, where conflict erupted in late March. Ould Cheikh Ahmed met officials from...

The United Nations refugee agency on Wednesday expressed deep concern over the discovery of dozens of bodies in smugglers' camps in Thailand, linked to human trafficking. Earlier this week, Thai authorities revealed finding remains of some 30 people believed to have originated in Myanmar and Bangladesh,...

A report compiled by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), showed about 38 million people have been internally displaced by conflict or violence by the end of 2014. These people had been forced to flee their homes within their own country because of...

JimWright-050615.jpg Former House Speaker Jim Wright passed away Wednesday morning at a nursing home in Fort Worth, Texas. The longtime Democratic Congressman was 92.

Hillary-050615.jpg Looking to draw a sharp dividing line between herself and her potential Republican opponents, Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton strongly declared her support for comprehensive immigration reform in remarks on Tuesday.

jetblue-050615.jpg JetBlue Airways is all set to begin direct flights to Cuba from New York beginning July 3.

Daimler-Freightliner-Inspiration-Truck-050615.jpg Daimler Trucks North America unveiled a self-driving truck at a ceremony on Tuesday evening at the historic Hoover Dam in southeastern Nevada. The company noted that the Freightliner Inspiration Truck is the world's first autonomous truck licensed to operate on an open public highway in the U.S.

ScottWalker-050615.jpg Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is holding on to an early lead in the Iowa Republican Caucus, according to the results of a Quinnipiac University poll released on Wednesday. The poll found that 21 percent of likely GOP caucus participants support Walker.

AndreasLubitz-050615.jpg Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz, who appears to have deliberately crashed the aircraft on French Alps, had rehearsed controlled descent on another flight that morning, investigators said. The crash has killed 150 people aboard the Germanwings Flight 9525 on March 24.

The United States has announced that it is providing more than $68 million to help humanitarian organizations meet the needs of nearly 16 million people in need of assistance in war-hit Yemen, including 300,000 newly internally displaced persons. The funds will support the activities of the World...

Non-Farm-Productivity-050615.jpg Labor productivity in the U.S. showed another notable decrease in the first quarter of 2015, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Wednesday. The report said labor productivity fell by 1.9 percent in the first quarter following a 2.1 percent decrease in the fourth quarter.

ADP-Employment-050615.jpg In another sign of sluggishness in the U.S. labor market, payroll processor ADP released a report Wednesday morning showing that private sector employment increased by much less than expected in the month of April.

SaveTheChildren-050615.jpg A State of the World's Mothers report found that women in the United States face a shocking one in 1,800 lifetime risk of maternal death - the worst performance of any developed country in the world. This means that an American woman is, on average, more than 10 times as likely to die in pregnancy and childbirth as a Polish, Austrian, or Belarusian woman; and an American child under-five is just

The U.S. Government has offered rewards totaling $20 million for information on four key leaders of the terrorist group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). The Department of State said Tuesday that under its Rewards for Justice Program, the Secretary of State has authorized rewards of up to...

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday participated in a ceremony to remember and honor the countless victims who lost their lives in the Second World War. At a tree planting ceremony, Ban described the United Nations, as founded seventy years ago in 1945 from the ashes of one of humanity's darkest...

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